Breathtaking exhibitions to open at gallery

Yalour Island Antarctica by Ken Knight

A breathtaking showcase of an individual’s five day journey traversing the Antarctic circle will be the next exhibit to be featured at Gosford Regional Gallery.

The exhibit, Ken Knight: Antarctica, will start on February 6 and go until March 21 and will consist of 75 paintings inspired by the “elemental and sacred” continent of Antarctica.

On display as well at the gallery on February 6 will be Sojourn, a collection of natural history illustrations by Nicole Berlach, and woven sculptural forms work by Lissa-Jane de Sailles.

This exhibition aims to represent and celebrate the diverse world of semi-permanent homes created by vulnerable and endangered Australian birds.

Meanwhile, the exhibit It seems to come in waves will end on January 31.

Central Coast Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said the exhibitions on offer over the next six months will showcase the works of leading Australian artists including Ryan Heywood, Spencer Hornby, Reed Plummer, Luke Shadbolt, Ken Knight and Angela Valamanesh.

“The Central Coast has truly become a hub for art and culture, and I’d encourage locals and visitors to lock-in time to explore the incredible exhibitions we have planned,” Vaughan said.

“Even if heading to the art gallery isn’t usually your cup of tea, the diversity of the pieces that will be showcased this year means there really is something for everybody.

“When you head to Gosford Regional Gallery you will also be able to explore our Foyer Gallery which showcases the work of local artists and of course take a wander through the serene Edogawa Commemorative Garden.”

Council Administrator, Dick Persson, said he particularly encouraged visitors to the Coast to explore what the gallery has to offer.

“The Central Coast is best known for spectacular beaches and bushwalks, but the region has come into its own as a cultural epicentre and the exhibitions on offer at Gosford Regional Gallery this year are a testament to this,” Persson said.

Media release, Jan 20
Central Coast Council